Former LA Kings Forward, Jordan Nolan Hosts Five-Day Ball Hockey Camp for Native American Students From Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, CA
AEG’s LA Kings in partnership with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted 19 students from Sherman Indian High School, an off reservation boarding high school for Native Americans, on May 2 through 6, 2022, for a free, five-day, ball hockey camp in Riverside, CA. The camp was led by Jordan Nolan, a former two-time Stanley Cup champion with the LA Kings and a member of the First Nations community.
Nolan provided instruction to students ages 14 -18 most of whom had never set foot in the ice before. Participants received equipment and learned to skate, pass, shoot, and score, along with lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. The camp took place as part of the LA Kings We Are All Kings campaign, which aims to create a more inclusive and equitable youth hockey landscape by dedicating financial and programmatic resources to underrepresented communities in hockey.
“I am proud to support We Are All Kings programming throughout the year. For me, this camp was particularly meaningful because it touched the local Native American population,” said Nolan. “It is an honor to work with the Kings in this capacity as we look to ensure that any child who wants to try hockey can, and that they have a reliable pathway to continue to develop their skills.”
Nolan currently serves as a Specialist to the LA Kings Community and Hockey Development department and is active in several team’s initiatives and programs. He plays a critical role in the clubs’ We Are All Kings initiative, which is special programming that reflects values which the LA Kings holds to its core, inclusivity while ensuring every hockey player and fan feels welcome in the LA Kings family.